Recently this month, there was a rumor that the account of Nintendo's online service was hacked, and a large number of switch players' accounts were stolen. Now NintendoOfficial latest confirmationNintendo account has been attacked by hackers since the beginning of April, which has affected more than 160000 accounts. The source of this intrusion is Nintendo network ID service in the old era of Nintendo.
Nintendo network ID is the online service that Nintendo used to provide for the old 3DS and the previous generation wiiu. Although the two hosts have basically died, the old players can still keep their IDs for transfer to the new Nintendo account. It may be that Nintendo neglects the security management of the old network services, and the hackers use Nintendo network ID In the 160000 accounts, the stolen information includes the nickname, birthday, region and e-mail address in the Nintendo account.
Some serious accounts have been purchased maliciously. Some players reported that they bought vbucks in Fortress night. Now Nintendo lets players who encounter similar situations contact them to inform them so as to cancel the refund. In addition, Nintendo also informed the affected players via email, asking them to check whether they had been consumed by hackers through stolen credit cards or paypay, online stores or eshop.
At present, Nintendo has reset the passwords of all the affected accounts, turned off the way to log in to Nintendo account through Nintendo network ID, and suggested that players open the two-step authentication login mode, so if you are a switch player in the U.S. or Japan region, it's better to reset the password. Note that the Bank of China switch Because the user uses Tencent's independent network service, it will not be affected by this hacker's password theft.